Definitions

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  • adj. Sad.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. feeling or affected by sorrow or unhappiness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Heavy at heart; sad; mournful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. depressed

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Examples

  • He's sexy and animalistic and he is so heavyhearted it makes me want to grab him up and make him happier ...

    Bonds of Justice

  • The leads were allowed to be most heavyhearted — say, after having to take out a foe whose humanity was briefly glimpsed — but hard-heartedness was kept generally to the casting margins, or acknowledged under the cover of exigency.

    Getting Their Guns Off

  • White people were a highly uncommon sight this deep in the backcountry, Hawk explained; even the missionaries rarely visited here, and the few that did left heavyhearted.

    The Curse of the Wendigo

  • “People do it all the time, Isabelle,” her mother said in a weary voice, a V of disappointment or worry or sadness or some heavyhearted combination of all three appearing between her eyes.

    Falling In

  • The spret emerges from the shadows, from the crook of the branch, grim-eyed and heavyhearted.

    When Rose Wakes

  • But he retains the heavyhearted gaze of someone who's seen the worst of humanity.

    Tonya Plank: War Child, Story of a Sudanese Child Soldier Turned Hip Hop Star, is Horrifying, Humanizing, Edifying

  • Quoth the Prince, Needs must thou show me what thou hast and acquaint me with thy circumstance; for I see thee weeping eyed and heavyhearted.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • She was oppressed by the working mothers she saw portrayed in the news media, who were "always teetering on the verge of collapse, haunted by the damage they were causing their children, dragging themselves heavyhearted to work."

    How Serfdom Saved the Women’s Movement

  • But instead of the buoyant mood in which she had expected to be writing this morning, she felt heavyhearted and on the verge of tears, though she had been unable to shed the latter all through what had remained of the night after she had gone to bed — alone.

    Slightly Married

  • 'In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning', the heavyhearted title track of the album, was originally intended for Nat King Cole, and 'Mood Indigo', a bluesy reading of the wonderful Duke Ellington number, was said to have been a personal favourite of the Duke's in 1968.

    Sinatra The Man Behind the Myth

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